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Police apprehend Subway robber

The Dublin Police Department has apprehended the man believed responsible for armed robberies between Chatham County and Orange Park, Fla., including one in Richmond Hill, according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.

June 28, 2011 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Subway robber suspected of five other incidents

The suspect in the June 7 robbery of a Richmond Hill Subway is a person of interest in at least five other armed robberies from Chatham County to Orange Park, Fla., according to the Richmond Hill Police Department.The five incidents include robberies of a Subway in Berwick Plaza on Hwy. 17 in Savannah and an El Cheapo on Oglethorpe Avenue in Midway. Police are seeking assistance from the public to bring the suspect in. He has been described as a "preppy-looking" 20- to 30-year-old white male who stands around 6 feet tall. He has repeatedly been seen wearing a ...

June 27, 2011 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


Search continues for area robber

The man who recently robbed a Richmond Hill Subway probably is also responsible for a robbery in Midway and another in Savannah, according to police.

June 22, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Public Safety


Course bridges gap for safety officers

The Midway Police Department hosted an Intermediate Combat Skills Training Course May 23-24 at the Richmond Hill Department of Natural Resources Firing Range.

June 21, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Crime reports: May 26-June 6

The following reports are from the Bryan County Sheriff's Department:

June 21, 2011 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


South Bryan blaze destroys home

Firefighters battled a structure fire for more than four hours Wednesday night in South Bryan. The blaze destroyed a mobile home of a family of seven.

June 20, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


Officials suspect arson in three fires

Two structure fires occurring within an hour of each other, along with a truck being set ablaze in the same week, isn't just a coincidence, according to Pembroke officials.

June 20, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


Area officers hone combat skills

The Midway Police Department hosted an combat skills course on May 23- 24 at the Richmond Hill Department of Natural Resources Firing Range.

June 16, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Officers complete radar training

Two Richmond Hill Police officers, Sgt. Luke Harris and Lt. Jason Sakelarios, recently completed a light detection and ranging, or LIDAR, training course taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division of the state Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth.

June 15, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Death row inmate doesn't get clemency

ATLANTA - The state pardons board has rejected a bid for clemency for a Georgia death row inmate who is set to die this month for the 1978 slaying of an elderly woman in Savannah.

June 14, 2011 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press writer | Public Safety


Sewage spill actually lasted 13 days

The major spill reported as ongoing last week at Richmond Hill's wastewater treatment plant near Sterling Creek occurred longer than previously thought.

June 13, 2011 | By Lori Wynn Staff writer | Public Safety


Police still looking for armed robbery suspect

Richmond Hill police are continuing to search for a suspect in the Tuesday afternoon armed robbery of the Subway restaurant on Exchange Street off of Ford Avenue.

June 09, 2011 | Bryan County News | Public Safety


New wildfires sparked around Okefenokee

FOLKSTON - Authorities say nearly 50 new wildfires have been sparked in and around the Okefenokee Swamp region of south Georgia.

June 09, 2011 | Associated Press | Public Safety


Ham operators ready to help in emergencies

What started out as a hobby for a small handful of community members has bloomed into a club that is now capable of assisting the county in emergencies or other major events.

June 09, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Public Safety


Eight companies recall pool, spa covers

The Consumer Product Safety Commission, along with eight manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers, have announced a voluntary recall of certain drain covers because they were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water which could pose a possible entrapment hazard to swimmers and bathers.

June 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Public Safety


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Shots in neighborhood draw complaints, advice

Dec. 6: A deputy was dispatched to a Homestead Drive address in Ellabell regarding "a neighbor shooting." The complainant said his neighbor had been shooting a shotgun and was disturbing others. The deputy spoke to the man doing the shooting. He said he shot his 9MM handgun four times at a fox that was killing his chickens, but he had missed.

December 11, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Two flu-related deaths in area

The Georgia Department of Public Health has confirmed the flu-related deaths of two elderly women in the Coastal Health District – one from Chatham County and one from Effingham County.

December 08, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Getting the intoxicated off holiday roads

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December 04, 2014 | Staff Report | Public Safety


Drug suspect allegedly tried to run over Liberty detective

Three people were arrested last week on drug charges in Liberty County, and a narcotics detective narrowly escaped injuries when a suspect he was trying to apprehend drove straight toward him.

December 04, 2014 | By Lewis Levine Correspondent | Public Safety


BCES names employee of quarter

Firefighter Jason Blalock has been named Employee of the Quarter for the fourth and final quarter of 2014 at Bryan County Emergency Services. Blalock, left, was nominated by several BCES members. He is receiving the award from BCES Chief Freddy Howell.

November 27, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Lineman honored for rescuing firefighter

A lineman at Coastal Electric Cooperative has been recognized by a state cooperative association for saving the life of a firefighter injured during a tree-removal operation.

November 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Public Safety


Theft reported from Black Creek Cemetery

Incidents taken from Richmond Hill Police Department and Bryan County Sheriff's Office reports.

November 26, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Public Safety


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